Blue Oyster Cult released their first album 45 years ago today. The album featur…
Written by megarock on January 16, 2018
Blue Oyster Cult released their first album 45 years ago today. The album featured songs such as “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “Stairway to the Stars”, and “Then Came the Last Days of May”, all of which the band still plays regularly during its concerts. Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart for some time before finally cracking the Billboard 200 on May 20, 1972, peaking at No. 172.
The album received a positive reaction from critics. Lester Bangs gave the album a generally positive review in Rolling Stone stating, “with the Blue Öyster Cult, New York has produced its first authentic boogie beast, and with any luck this one should be around for awhile” telling readers that “I don’t think you should miss this album.” Circus wrote that “it could well be the album of the Seventies”, while Robert Christgau in The Village Voice called it “the tightest and most musical hard rock record since – dare I say it – Who’s Next”.
Do you have a favorite song from the LP?
Happy Birthday to Blue Oyster Cult’s first born!!!!